The Minnesota Twins (36-50), are still looking to get back on track after dropping five of six following a season-high five-game winning streak. One bright spot: Minnesota All-Star catcher Joe Mauer is batting .444 (16 for 36) in his last nine home games. Suburban Minneapolis native Cole De Vries will start for the Twins Saturday night against the visiting Oakland A's.
Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives
Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.
Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager
Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.
Willis carries shorthanded Gophers to beat Rutgers
The senior scored a career-high 32 points to end a four-game losing streak.
Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl
Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Charges: Mom killed infant son just weeks after getting him back from foster care
The 10-month-old died in her care in Brooklyn Park last April.
Minnesota's 'frozen potato freeway' closure attracts plenty of comment
It was, let's face it, a very Minnesotan reason for a freeway closure.
U of M fraternity raises money for chef's knee surgery
The GoFundMe has raised around $1,700 of its $5,000 goal.
7 restaurant, bar groups sue Minneapolis over dining vaccine mandate
"Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns..." the lawsuit said.
Woman fatally shot in St. Paul's North End neighborhood
It's the fourth homicide so far this year in St. Paul.
Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends
The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.
A's turn triple play in win over Twins
The Twins had a rough night against Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson. They managed only four hits and lost the game, 4-1. Adding to the negativity in an already very rough season was Trevor Plouffe grounding into the eighth triple play in franchise history.
Twins send De Vries back to Triple-A, recall Parmelee
With three days off in the next few weeks, the Twins don't need a fifth starter, so they sent Cole De Vries back to Rochester today. Hot-hitting Chris Parmelee will be called up to take his spot on the roster.
Twins, De Vries blank Indians, 3-0
Twins pitcher Cole De Vries threw six solid innings and Glen Perkins picked up the save as the Twins shut out the Cleveland Indians 3-0 Saturday night at Target Field. The victory capped off an eventful night for the Twins, which honored former manager Tom Kelly before the game.
Royals riding win streak into double-header
Feeling confident, the Kansas City Royals aim to move closer to their goal of reaching .500 by the All-Star break. Sitting on a four-game winning streak, the Royals meet the Minnesota Twins for two games Saturday at Target Field. Scott Diamond takes the mound for the Twins in the first game. Suburban Minneapolis native Cole De Vries called up from Triple A Rochester likely will pitch the second game for Minnesota.
Preview: Twins host Tampa Bay Rays
The Twins were off Thursday but are back at Target Field Friday night for the first of a three game series against the Tampa Bay Rays. It will be a midwest matchup on the mound as Eden Prairie native Cole De Vries starts for the Twins while Des Moines, Iowa native Jeremy Hellickson starts for the Rays.
Twins look to turnaround a dreadful August
The Twins will try to wrap up their road trip in Texas with a win Sunday afternoon after dropping their fifth straight game Saturday to the Texas Rangers. Right-hander Cole De Vries heads to the hill for Minnesota as the struggling ball club goes for only their third victory in the last 17 games. The Rangers will try to complete the weekend sweep with Scott Feldman on the mound.
Twins sweep Royals in doubleheader
The Twins took two from the Kansas City Royals Saturday in a doubleheader at Target Field. Solid pitching by Scott Diamond and a home run by Trevor Plouffe helped the Twins beat the Royals 7-2 in the daytime opener, while Cole De Vries scattered five hits over six innings and Josh Willingham hit a homer in the Twins' 5-1 win the nightcap.
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